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Track Cycling

Track cycling is a sport of the bicycle racing discipline, conducted on velodromes or other specially designed tracks that feature a steep banking. Athletes use specially designed bikes that have no brakes, with a single gear on the front and the rear.

Track cycling races are broadly classified into two different formats which are:

All of these race events have races for individuals and teams. For all events, the rider or team that crosses the finish line first is declared as the winner.

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Track cycling is part of the Olympics, and about ten different track race event are conducted for both men and women. UCI Track Cycling World Championships, conducted annually, is another major event for the sport, which features races of 19 different events, for both men and women.

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